Postal: Private Bag X29, Wartburg, 3233, Physical: Main Street, New Hanover, Tel: 033 816 680
The uMshwathi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the uMgungundlovu District, immediately adjacent to Pietermaritzburg, in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is the largest municipality of seven in the district. .
Present Situation The land is mostly agricultural, although urban development is to be found in the towns of New Hanover, Wartburg, Dalton and Cool-Air. The communities living in the underdeveloped areas have extremely limited access to basic physical and social requirements, and very few economic opportunities. The present authority structures are unable as yet to provide for the improvement of basic living conditions urgently required by the rural inhabitants.